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Paul Krugman
Dec 16 2009 New York Times Blog
It seems that more and more Serious People (and Fox News) are rallying around the idea that if Obama really wants to create jobs, he should cut the minimum wage.

So let me repeat a point I made a number of times back when the usual...

Pat Garofalo
Dec 15 2009 The Wonk Room, Think Progress

Back in July, when a scheduled increase in the minimum wage from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour was about to take place, Fox News ran a segment examining how “the hike will hurt...

Nathan Newman
Dec 14 2009 Progressive States Network
The problem of wage law violations and flat-out theft...
Nov 13 2009
Speakers include Paul Sherry, Director, Let Justice Roll.
Holly Sklar
, Policy Director, Let Justice Roll.
Robert Pollin, Co-...
Holly Sklar
Nov 6 2009 McClatchy Tribune News Service
Wall Street is doing to America what private equity firms did to Simmons Bedding and many other productive companies. Taking control with borrowed money, stripping assets, slashing...
Oct 23 2009
"Restaurant workers do some of the hardest and most underappreciated jobs in our nation. It's time they were guaranteed fair compensation," says Jose Oliva, Policy Coordinator for Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United....
Renee Loth
Oct 23 2009 Boston Globe

A RECENT report in the medical journal The Lancet estimates that half the babies born in the United States this year will live to age 100. That means plenty more work for people like Evelyn Coke. Coke was a home care aide who spent more than...

Hope Yen
Oct 20 2009 Associated Press
Washington -- The level of poverty in America is even worse than first believed.

A revised formula for calculating medical costs and...

Patricia Smith
Oct 5 2009 New York Times Upfront (Scholastic Magazine)
This summer's minimum-wage hike means more money in the pockets of working teens. But is there a downside?

Sixteen-year-old Steve Wayne, who worked this summer as a lifeguard and swim teacher in Idaho Falls, was thrilled to see...